Youth Swim Lessons

Little boy swimming

About the Program:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Swim Lesson Programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment. Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

  • Parent & Child for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-48 months
  • Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
  • Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
  • Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+ 

If you are not sure what swim level your child is in, you may attend a free swim assessment. Please call the Aquatic Department at (203) 431-2755 x 2123 to make an appointment.

Before you are ready to register, log in to your account online to confirm your child's swim level. 

Download Online Swim Level Confirmation Tips

Spring Group Swim Lessons: April 1 - June 8:

Download a Printable Spring Group Swim Lesson Schedule (updated 3/25)

How To Register:  In person at the Recreation Center, online or over the phone (phone registration is not available on March 26).

After clicking Register Online, look under Aquatics.

Download Online Swim Lesson Registration Tips

(including making sure your membership is active so that you receive the member rate, and more)

Member Recommendation: Please log into your account today so that you may easily register online when it’s available. Please DO NOT create a new account! First try resetting your password (make sure you use the primary contact’s email). If you still have problems, please call us at (203) 431-2755 (press 1).

Summer Group Swim Lessons (details posted by May 31):

Member Registration: June 13 at 8:00 am
Open Registration: June 18 at 8:00 am

Program Terms:

Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class.  A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.

Parent Observation Week:

During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child's class. Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area. You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class. If you have another child in recreation swim (not a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck or in the water for any non-swimmer ages 12 and under.  

Pool Policies:

Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.